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16 years jail for man who mowed down rival

A Birmingham man has today (Friday 16 August) been jailed for deliberately mowing down a man with his car – and leaving him with permanent brain damage while he laughed about the incident with friends.

Ibrar Ali, aged 20, sent the man flying through the air after ploughing into him in Hillaries Road, Gravelly Hill, on 17 August last year.

The 26-year-old victim – one of three men running down the street at the time armed with baseball bats and machetes – suffered a permanent brain injury and mobility issues. 

Driver Ali fled the scene after the attack – understood to have been sparked by a feud between two sparring groups – and drove to a cul-de-sac near his home address where he was seen laughing with associates and re-enacting how the victim struck the windscreen. 

Ibrar Ali

Ali’s Toyota Yaris was subsequently recovered by police and Ali himself was arrested days later and charged with attempted murder.

Ali, of The Broadway, Perry Barr, was convicted following a week-long trial at Birmingham Crown Court and jailed for 16  years today.

Sgt Simon Hanlon, from Force CID, said: "Ali deliberately drove at his target leaving him with serious injuries. He clearly had no remorse as he was caught laughing when he disposed of the vehicle nine minutes later.

“He has been handed a significant sentence today and it goes to show that this type of violent crime will not be tolerated or taken lightly in our community.”

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